Your Soapbox — On the front lines: Educators’ stories inside and outside the classroom

Your Soapbox — On the front lines: Educators’ stories inside and outside the classroom

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Thanks to the General Assembly, teachers have watched North Carolina fall from 25th to 46th in the nation in teacher pay since 2008. In July, lawmakers stripped teachers of tenure and salary supplements for those who have obtained master’s degrees.

Educators are also dealing with years of drastic cuts to supplies, textbooks, and teacher assistants.

Below are some stories from educators about their experiences in the classroom during this time. What are your experiences? We want to hear from you. Tell us your story. If you have photos to send of you or your classrooms, please email them to [email protected]



Personal stories from North Carolina’s educators:

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Tell us your story here.

About the author

Lindsay Wagner, former Education Reporter for N.C. Policy Watch. Wagner now works as a Senior Writer and Researcher at the NC Public School Forum. She has also worked for the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, D.C., as a writer and researcher focusing on higher education issues and for the National Education Association, the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright program and the Brookings Institution and an Education Specialist at the A.J. Fletcher Foundation.
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